Business Process Model Overview: Determining the Capability of a Process Model Using Ontologies

  • Wassim Derguech
  • Sami Bhiri
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 157)


Representing business process models to stakeholders depends on the required level of details. While technical team is interested in HOW processes are performed and their detailed representation, strategic management team is more concerned by WHAT processes perform by featuring business properties. In order to allow for a seamless navigation between the WHAT and the HOW levels of process representations, we propose in this paper an algorithm that takes as input a detailed process model and provides a quick overview of its capability. Our solution imposes that the elements of the input model are annotated with their capabilities. In this paper we reuse a previous work on capability modeling.


Capability Composition Control Flow Aggregation Abstraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wassim Derguech
    • 1
  • Sami Bhiri
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Enterprise Research InstituteNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland

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